Publication - Research and analysis

Scottish Social Attitudes 2019: technical report

Published: 28 Oct 2020
Directorate:
Constitution and Cabinet Directorate
ISBN:
9781800042285

This technical annex covers the methodological details of the Scottish Social Attitudes Survey 2019.

Scottish Social Attitudes 2019: technical report
5. Response rates

5. Response rates

The Scottish Social Attitudes survey involves a face-to-face interview with respondents and a self-completion section (completed using Computer Assisted Personal Interviewing). Table 1 (below) summarises the response rate and the numbers completing each stage of SSA 2019.

Table 1: 2019 Scottish Social Attitudes survey response
  No. % of total eligible sample
Addresses issued 2790  
Vacant, derelict and other out of scope[3] 295 11
Achievable or 'in scope' 2495  
Unknown eligibility[4] 49 1
Interview achieved 1022 41
Self-completion completed 958 38
Interview not achieved
Refusal[5] 1008 40
Non-contact[6] 187 7
Other unproductive[7] 229 9

Table 2 below shows the achieved sample size for the full SSA sample (all respondents) for all previous years.

Table 2: Scottish Social Attitudes survey sample size by year
Survey year Achieved sample size
1999 1482
2000 1663
2001 1605
2002 1665
2003 1508
2004 1637
2005 1549
2006 1594
2007 1508
2009 1482
2010 1495
2011 1197
2012 1229
2013 1497
2014 1501
2015 1288
2016 1237
2017 1234
2019 1022

Contact

Email: Social_Research@gov.scot